Pilfering the public commons: on-line 'earning' scheduled for California Community Colleges

As students, faculty and community groups hasten to bow down at the thrown of the ACCJC to assure continuing accreditation, going so far as to appeal to corporate Senator, Nancy Pelosi of all people or, at worst, surly Senator Diane Feinstein whose husband Richard Blum is the knight in shining armor for the corporatization of […]

University of Phoenix to 'Occupy' Santa Monica College

  It was the former Chancellor of the Community College system, Jack Scott, who proposed that to increase access for students to education, the notorious Kaplan University, the criminal enterprise that preys on youth with predatory for-profit drive by schools, partner with community colleges (http://www.dailycensored.com/santa-monica-college-fights-privatization-anti-privatization-conference-held-for-112-community-colleges-serving-260000-students-in-the-state-of-california/). Scott was stopped but now, take a look: the new […]

Alex Abramoff, son of "Casino Jack" Abramoff, to run for Santa Monica College Student Body President

Readers might remember the horrific Jack Abramoff who, with his surly counterparts such as Ralph Reed, Grover Norquist and a host of crooked politicians, milked American Indians out of millions in consultant fees. Abramoff eventually went to prison but exited with a tell-tale book and a radio show. Doing time is nothing for these scoundrels […]

Investigative reporting research tips from Harrison Wills, former student body president at Santa Monica College

The following investigative research tips are from Harrison Wills, former student body president at Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, California. I have been interviewing investigative journalist and whistleblowers in DC and I have been compiling a list of investigative research tools to promote a more critically informed and engaged citizenry. Investigative research tips: About […]

Santa Monica College: Autocracy, disinformation, censorship, illegal public hearings and student arrests pock mark campus

Picture of student demonstration at SMC on May Day 2012 In 2010 the situation regarding lack of classes at what were once called ‘community colleges’, but are now named junior colleges, became dire.  Lack of classes, “class crashing” (not enough seats and over-enrollment) plagued the college along with a lack of needed class offerings.  Many […]

Santa Monica College fights privatization: Anti-privatization conference held for 112 Community Colleges serving 260,000 students in the State of California

picture of some of the signs students at Santa Monica College in Los Angeles made for their campout at the college on April 30th after facing administrative and police harrassment Community colleges across California are facing the wrath of privatization efforts by reactionary forces, most notably for-profit colleges and their surrogates, the corporate media and […]

California attorney general's office has stated that the Santa Monica Junior College two-tier course pricing proposal is illegal.

   Picture of Harrison Wills, student body president of Santa Monica College   On April 6, Santa Monica College trustees voted to cancel this summer’s pilot two-tiered fee plan after student protesters were pepper-sprayed at an earlier board meeting on April 3, 2012.  The two-tiered plan would have had the public college compete with for-profit […]